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2011-03-17 08:00:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CourseSmart, the world's largest provider of eTextbooks and digital course materials, today announced that Arizona State University (ASU) has adopted CourseSmart's Faculty Instant Access program in support of ASU's efforts to meet selection timeliness and transparency standards in course materials selection as stipulated in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Through this secure information portal integration, ASU's faculty now...

2011-01-15 00:00:43

Program to Assist Groups and Individuals with Historical Preservation Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 Archives.com, an Inflection brand, today announces its Grant Program, a major initiative to assist individuals and communities with family, communal, and cultural research and preservation projects. The Archives.com Grant will help people and organizations take on historically significant projects that positively impact their family or community. "Since inception, Archives.com has...

2010-10-28 10:08:00

Audit says sculptures, Civil War era-rifle among 1,800 missing pieces HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sculptures by a famous artist, an almost 800-year-old Turkish gold ring, and a Civil War-era rifle are among the more than 1,800 historic artifacts that the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission cannot locate and are considered missing, Auditor General Jack Wagner said. Based on the physical inventories of 11 collections conducted by the commission between...

2010-08-12 07:40:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Photonix today announced that the Center for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France (C2RMF), located at the Louvre Palace has purchased a T-Ray 4000®, as its instrument of choice for performing investigations into art conservation and restoration using terahertz technology. The system, which will be located in the most prestigious art restoration research center in France, will be available to...

2010-06-30 07:30:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Jewish History, dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Jewish history, culture and experience across countries and generations, has received an $860,092 grant from the Leon Levy Foundation. As one of the rare philanthropies to appreciate the significance of archival processing in preservation efforts, the Foundation has made a three-year commitment that will enable the Center to process thousands of linear feet of its partners'...

2010-06-24 12:54:00

MALVERN, Pa., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Accessible Archives, Inc., a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has announced the creation of Accessible Preservatives, a wholly-owned subsidiary. Accessible Preservatives is a unique leather restorative that preserves, protects and polishes leather book bindings. As the preservation and distribution of primary source materials is the root of Accessible Archives, rare book preservation, with the ancillary benefits of...

2010-06-22 09:05:00

SALT LAKE CITY, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial Asset Preservation, LLC. (CAP), a national provider of general maintenance, preservation and inspection services for abandoned and nearly vacant commercial and industrial real estate began operations in February 2010. Historically, only a small percentage of the commercial properties in the United States have defaulted, or become vacant or abandoned. As a result, until now there has not been a need for a national provider of general...

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2010-05-19 06:35:00

European researchers on Tuesday made their way into a top secret bunker in the Swiss Alps and deposited a "digital genome" that will provide the blueprint for future generations to read data stored using obsolete technology. The researchers, escorted by husky security guards dressed in black, carried a time capsule through a web of tunnels and five security checkpoints to a vault deep beneath the slopes of ski resort Gstaad. The capsule contains the key to unlock defunct digital formats and...

2010-04-21 09:07:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- If recycling, reusing and reducing waste is at the heart of sustainability and "green" environmental practices, then historic preservation is one of the greenest activities that individuals and communities can undertake. That is the take-away message of a new Web site, the "Virginia Preservation Toolkit" (http://www.tusculum.sbc.edu/toolkit/how-to-preserve.shtml), that was officially launched today during a week of events tied to the 40th...

2010-04-12 09:37:00

ATLANTA, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Transmission Corp. was one of several organizations honored Friday with The Georgia Trust's Excellence in Preservation Service Award for developing a guide about the historical significance of ranch house architecture. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100412/CL84619) The guide recognizes the ranch house in Georgia as a significant architectural style and provides guidelines for determining its eligibility to the National Register of...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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